Latest waste Stories
4 simple ways to reduce holiday waste
How to escape the wasteful excess of CVS receipts
Holiday shopping deals are an environmental nightmare. Here’s how to avoid the trap.
Turkey and chicken poop have untapped energy potential
This luxurious fabric breaks down in the ocean without leaving a trace
If you want sustainable clothes, focus on the farms
Halloween treats can be a trick for the environment—but there are sustainable swaps
What do the numbers on plastic mean? And 3 other trashy questions, answered.
Your compostable cups and containers aren’t reversing the plastic problem
To shore up packaging recycling, Maine is making businesses foot the bill
The argument for a permanent Olympic City
Willow trees could be a sustainable (and beautiful) way to treat wastewater
Are bidets really better for the planet than toilet paper?
Can zero-waste stores be affordable for everyone?
Modern paper use is wildly unsustainable. Here’s what you can do about it.
Where does your paper come from? The good and the bad news.
What’s the best straw?
How Austin, Texas, turns its sewage into soil
The FDA knows expiration dates are confusing, so they’re changing them
Meal kits are full of wasteful packaging—but they might still beat the grocery store
Anyone can compost their food waste (and everyone should)
We’ve wasted so much plastic, it’s almost impossible to picture—these charts will help
Mmmmm? Scientists Make Bread Last 60 Days
Freezer bags are the secret to eating well on your next camping trip
The Growing Problem of Food Waste
There’s A Secret Goldmine In Your Toilet
Your regular reminder that humans still waste way too much food
Robots Are Coming For The Garbageman’s Job
In Hong Kong, Starbucks Biorefinery Turns Stale Pastry and Coffee Grounds Into Plastic
Video: Penny-Sized Thrusters Could Turn Tiny Satellites Into Orbiting Garbagemen
You throw out 44 pounds of electronic waste a year. Here’s how to keep it out of the dump.
The Truth Behind The EPA’s Animas River Spill Is Messier Than You Think
Space Station Astronauts Toast ISS Kitchen Upgrades With Their Own Urine
Even the clothes you donate probably end up in a landfill
Legitimate Problem: The City Of Oslo Is Running Out Of Garbage
MIT To Follow 3,000 Pieces of Trash From Curb to Landfill (and Beyond) With Geotags
Army Aims to Build “Zero Footprint” Camps
While you’re staring at your new phone, scientists are finding ways to recycle your old one
Your old computer could be a better source of metals than a mine
The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades
Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world
The World Is Throwing Out Billions Of Dollars Along With Its Electronic Waste
A New Source of Energy In Maryland: Chicken Manure
Your guide to a Thanksgiving dinner without food waste
The grease recycling industry feeds on your city’s oily underbelly
Louisiana Is Struggling To Dispose Of 15 Million Pounds Of Explosive Propellant
What’s In Your Pee?
Gray Matter: Nickel Growing in Trees
Beijing Deploys Giant Deodorant Cannons to Freshen Up City Landfill
Finally, a Garbage-to-Energy Scheme That Might Actually Work
Once you know what happens to food you leave outdoors, you’ll stop doing it
The Glass Sealing
Trashed electronics are piling up across Asia
Whirlpool wants you to trash your old composting methods and buy a fancy food recycler
Dog Poo Powers a Streetlight In Massachusetts Park
Instant Expert: Easy Freshwater
Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap
Will we ever be able to recycle all our plastic?
US egg producers could save billions of chicks a year. So why aren’t they?
Adding enzymes to bioplastics can make them disappear
Are your cleaning products really green? Here’s how to tell.
Host a sustainable affair with these environmentally-friendly tips
Compost can help protect us from food poisoning
The hidden carbon footprint of wasted surgical drugs